Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
The Yankees can't be expected to be a bidder as his postseason record is 1-5 with a 4.82 ERA. The guy also led the league in walks two years ago and was pretty high this year. He's 31 next year, and I see him a prime candidate to go Eric Milton.
Yankees need some serious starting pitching, as three-quarters of their staff is testing free agency. Too, they got bounced from the playoffs largely because they couldn't pitch well enough.
Because of the deep pockets, they'll chase the perceived best pitchers on the open market. Wilson is one of two (with CC being the other) who profile as having talent enough to be a TOR guy.
Couple that with Boston's need for pitching and Wilson is going to be out of the Cincinnati price range really quickly.
If both New York and Boston decide they could spend their money better elsewhere (Darvish and Sabathia, perhaps Buehrle and Kuroda), then, were I Jocketty, Wilson would be my first option on the market. Tons of innings, lots of Ks. Still in his pitching prime and took a huge leap forward last season.
Sign me up for that, please.